The kesa and the rakusu
The kesa is the habit of the Buddhist monk. It is the monk himself who sews it, with stitches the size of a grain of rice, which require great concentration.
The rakusu is a small kesa with five bands, which is used during daily life.
Sewing workshops or sessions are regularly organized for each monk to sew each kesa and/or rakusu.
The art of sewing the kesa is passed down
by the collective practice of the sangha, such as Zazen..
Sew the kesa from a simple cloth and build, stitch by stitch, the line of an eternal life.
Kesa sewing in Vitoria-Gasteiz