Poly Cotton Rinzai Rakusu

(6 customer reviews)


This is our sturdiest rakusu, made to last a full time monastic a couple of decades. 65% polyester, 35% cotton.

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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 brocade, black, brown, or navy blue 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 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 local fine woodworker Danny Newcome – 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!

6 reviews for Poly Cotton Rinzai Rakusu

  1. Judith K. (verified owner)

    usWisconsin, United States

  2. Aurelio Carro (verified owner)

    usNew York, United States

  3. Juan Carlos Garcia (verified owner)

    usFlorida, United States

    My rakusu is absolutely stunning in every way imaginable. The cloth is high quality, and the workmanship is superb. It is truly a work of art, and I am so thankful for this beautiful and important addition to my Zen practice. I recommend the rakusu from Still Sitting 100% and would gladly purchase more in the future…but my rakusu will probably last for many years to come! Thank you for such an exquisite rakusu!

  4. Michael (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    Beautiful craftsmanship that will last for years to come

  5. Bernhard Grabsch (verified owner)

    atVienna, Austria

    Very traditional supply for Zen-Practice.
    Sewed very nicely!

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