Linen/Cotton Soto Rakusu

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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.

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 Soto Rakusu

  1. Richard M. (verified owner)

    usWashington, United States

    Beautifully made and delivered as promised.

  2. Brad Elgart (verified owner)

    usMassachusetts, United States

    Tremendous careful craftmanship!!!

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    usArizona, United States

    Excellent quality. Thanks so much!

  4. Brett Canet-Gibson (verified owner)

    What a wonderful service! From first contact to delivery – an absolute delight. Lidunn’s attention to detail and artistry in the construction of my Soto Linen Rakusu is first class. Lovingly hand stitched and perfectly proportioned, the rakusu rests gently on my chest as I sit shikantaza and deepen my practice. Also, with Covid causing huge delays in International postal deliveries (I’m in Australia), everything arrived on time, neatly packed and presented. Can you tell I’m over the moon with Still Sitting – 10/10! Gassho, Brett.

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