Determining the Length of Your Rakusu
The best way to
determine the length of your rakusu is to try one on with the robe you wear
for zazen. Fold the front part of the rakusu in half, and stretch the straps
so that the vertical edge of the front part and the straps form line. The
back neckpiece will be folded in half. Now measure from the bottom edge of
the rakusu to the center of neck piece. That is the measurement needed;
remember to indicate this on Order Form #2.
Soto Style Rakusu
Traditional Soto Shaku style
panels in front
plus border is 9½" x 13"
With black trigger: $220.00
Provided fabric: $200.00
Nyoho-e Soto Style Rakusu
Five panels in the front.
with the traditional kyakushi hand stitching
also be machine sewn
panel plus border is 13½" x 9¾"
Made with traditional kyakushi stitch—$200.00
Kyakushi stitch with provided fabric—$190.00
Please Note: If you want to
provide your own fabric a 55" x 23" rectangle is needed. Be sure to indicate
the length you want on Order Form #2.
We make two styles of covers for rakusus:
The Envelope Style, mostly used in the Soto
tradition, is made from black trigger lined with different colors of
Pouch Bag is a simple rectangle-shaped bag, open on one side. It is made
from black twill and lined with silk—$35.0