The Rakusu is a small version of the Kesa, and is an abbreviated representation of the Buddha’s original robe.
The Still Sitting Soto Rakusu is a classic Soto Rakusu. It comes with a light colored backing suitable for calligraphy and has a border around the light 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.