The rakusu is a small version of the kesa, so is an abbreviated representation of the Buddha’s original robe. It is usually given as a sign that a practitioner has taken precepts or been ordained. We make either a Soto or Rinzai style rakusu, made from Silk Brocade, Silk, Linen, or Poly-Cotton material. All our rakusus are made with great care on Vashon Island in Washington state.

You may choose from the three different rakusu rings. We have the customary hard plastic rings imported from Japan, as well as two made here on Vashon island by a local fine woodworker  – one a light Ash wood, the other a dark Black Walnut. The Rinzai Ring has approx. 2 ¾ diameter. The Soto Ring has approx. 2 3/8 diameter. Rinzai or Soto rings are also sold separately.

With our Buddhist Clothing and vestments we ask our customers to inform us of their lineage and teacher.

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