This kit will allow you to sew your own classic Rinzai rakusu. It is the custom in many traditions to sew one’s own rakusu. The rakusu is a small version of the kesa, so is an abbreviated representation of the Buddha’s original robe. You may choose a kit in a beautiful 100% cotton material, or a long-lasting poly/cotton twill and we offer blue or black in both materials. Finally, you may choose from three different rakusu rings. We have the customary hard plastic ring imported from Japan, as well as two made by our local fine woodworker – one a light ash wood, the other a dark walnut. The rakusu is approximately 11” x 14” and the Rinzai ring has a diameter of approximately 2 ¾”. The rakusu includes a light colored backing suitable for calligraphy.
Included with the kit is a detailed instruction manual, which was carefully created by our expert rakusu sewer and tested multiple times. We offer limited phone support for those new to sewing.
This item is intended only for those who have taken or will soon be taking Jukai (Buddhist precepts). When ordering we ask that you provide the name of your Buddhist lineage and teacher. Thanks!
Rakusu Kit Includes:
- All fabric pieces, pre-cut to exact measurements
- Ring: White plastic, light ash or black walnut custom made wood
- An 11-page instruction manual with detailed drawings and written instructions
- Phone support from our in house expert custom rakusu sewer
** When ordering we ask that you provide the name of your Buddhist lineage and teacher.