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  • Zen Buddhist Lay Robe, raw silk.

Zen Buddhist Lay Robe, Black Raw Silk


Zen Buddhist Lay Robe is made in an easy care, durable, yet striking traditional black raw silk fabric. 

The robe is a traditional Soto formal style meditation garment appropriate for use in the meditation hall by the lay practitioner. Often, one wears the Robe over a Jubon (Japanese undergarment, similar to the way we use a dress shirt beneath an over coat.) The Jubon is especially helpful in the fall-early spring or in cold weather. Sometimes the Jubon can be worn over a Kimono to provide an additional layer.

We make our Zen Lay Robes with a "care-free", wrinkle resistant, raw silk fabric which need some ironing if cared for properly. Never wash in warm or hot water. The Raw Silk Zen Lay Robe is a regular weight garment similar to a heavy men's dress shirt.

Please add 20% for sizes XL - XXX.

See our sizing chart at the bottom of the page for details. Men's sizing is used for garments.

This item is non-returnable.

Important: When ordering, place the following information in the comments/notes section: your height, weight, bust or chest and waist size.
These garments are made to order but are not custom sized. If you're not height weight proportionate, there may be custom sizing required which requires an additional investment.  

If you need help selection the correct size we are happy to respond via e-mail.

Often garments take approximately 5- 7 weeks to produce. Check with us prior to ordering for your time frame order needs. We no longer offer rush service.

Please note this item is special order, and please order with plenty of advanced notice.


Size Waist/Chest Height/Weight
Small 31-33/31-33 5' 0" - 5' 2"/120-130#
Medium 34-37/34-37 5' 4" - 5' 6"/135-150#
Large 38-42/37-40 5' 7" - 5'9"/155-175#
X-large 44-46/41-44 5' 10" - 6' 0"/180-210#
XX-Large 47-49/46-47 6' 1" - 6' 2"/210-235#
XXX-Large 50-54/48-51 Any height/240#'s+

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  1. Overall, good

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Nov 2016

    It took about a month to receive my robes. Overall, they are of good quality (despite not having a tie for the sleeves). These are warm -- I'm uncomfortable in rooms above 70 degrees if I have a kimono and jubon on underneath. Perfect for autumn / winter. The cloth is not silky in texture but closer to a softer linen.