Linen/Cotton Rinzai Rakusu

(4 customer reviews)


Our 100% Antwerp Linen Rakusu gives you the beautiful look of linen. The highest quality linen is made in Europe, as ours is. As all true linen, it is made from flax fibers, and is quite possibly the world’s oldest textile.

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The rakusu is a small version of the kesa, so is an abbreviated representation of the Buddha’s original robe.

The Still Sitting Rinzai Rakusu is a classic Rinzai rakusu. It comes in black or brown each with a light colored backing suitable for calligraphy.

The light-colored backing on the Rinzai Rakusu extends to the edge of the rakusu, unlike our Soto Rakusu, which has a dark border around a white square on the back.

Each is handmade from your choice of four materials: Brocade Silk, Silk, Linen/Cotton or Poly/Cotton Twill. You can compare the textures of the different fabrics in the detail.

You may also 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.

Buddhist Clergy

This item is intended only for Buddhist clergy and precept-holders. When ordering we ask that you provide the name of your Buddhist lineage and teacher. Thanks!

4 reviews for Linen/Cotton Rinzai Rakusu

  1. Carol Spooner (verified owner)

    usCalifornia, United States

    Very clean and precise sewing. Excellent, expedited service upon request.

  2. Dale G. (verified owner)

    usColorado, United States

    The Rakusu was beautifully sewn with a lovely fabric. The person I spoke with at Still Sitting was very helpful and accommodating. Thanks, again.

  3. Illana Berger (verified owner)

    usCalifornia, United States

    A bit long. That might be a thing to ask about for sizing. Otherwise love it.

  4. OnKyo Kevin Tkacz

    The rakusu arrived a couple weeks ago. It’s beautifully done, and very well-made. I thank you for your hard work and getting it done so quickly. This, along with my dharma name, is a welcome addition to my practice.

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