for the Buddhism in China, the Zen sect maintained the life at or after
that for a suppression of Buddhism policy in the end of Tang (China) in
the 3rd century. Giving
actual sense of uncertainty to a decline of an Imperial Court government
of those days, and the figure of the Taira family which ruins and dies,
and the belief of Buddhism's decline in the end of Heian era is
[Helpless age]. People
wished for standing on the right instruction, the right Buddha method,
and returning just on account of [Buddha]. Eisai
and Dogen asked for true religious relief by new Buddhism over the Sung
dynasty of China of those days. Although
the idea will contain a Ritsu-element also in a dress much of course
since the Zen of Soto sect carried out since asking of way origin asked
for older Buddhism Since the Zen of Rinzai sect of the Sakae west aimed
at the complete import for the example by Buddhism of Sung dynasy
(China), it will follow the perfect China style of those days also for
ceremonial robe. Eisai
-- main -- work "Setting up Zen -- defense of the fatherland -- the
behavior of concrete practice was stated to the lower volume "Zen
sect shimoku no.8" of argument" and ceremonial robe of "power
should be used about ceremonial robe and it is declared as ".
is referred to as "kasrakoromo" in the meaning which is
different from the conventional the Heian Buddhism about this ceremonial
robe [ceremonial clothes] those days. A
meaning called tool clothes is the mind of the full
headgear for court nobles [it reads with "kuromosu" and there
is nothing "eboshi"] is worn on the head.
it is the figure in which black hood was folded up and carried.
of the linen fabric "shafusan" is attached to the body and the
sleeve length which decorates "jikitotsu" and has a string on
it, and long ceremonial robe of the width of sleeve are attached to it.
this ceremonial robe may be called tool clothes although tool clothes
are language which can contain a Kujo-gesa Kujo shoulder-worn ornamental
robe etc., and calls the whole. dress
equipped completely. The
parallel belt ["hingotai"] made from "kumihimo"
string of "maru-uchi" fastens this ceremonial robe.
which "kesa" shaves and which is attached -- very large one
beyond necessity -- a reason -- it is -- worldly -- "ogesa -- "
it is like [ to which the language to say was born ] Furthermore, the
seating tool is put on the left arm. Let
it be the original meaning true meaning to cover with and use this at
the time of worship. The
position which applies a seating tool to an arm is given inside the
sleeve of the  method dress attached on ceremonial robe under "kesa."
 It may set on "kesa. "
Also in each party of the Rinzai sect, there are the above-mentioned 1st
and the 3rd above-mentioned difference by each idea, and it is.
sect is by the 2nd. The
"betsusu" socks [the same as that of another and "shitozu"
socks said to the Imperial Court] is attached to a leg, and "hatsuto-gutsu"
shoes suddenly. Having
gained shows a dignified attitude. This
is tools which are called "keisaku" and which correct disorder
in the case of meditation in Zen Buddhism etc.
has in the hand as a symbol of the authority of Zen leader monk.
change to this "keisaku" stick and may have "kotsu",
hossu", "nyoi", "shippei", "chojo",
etc. in a hand as a thing of a dignified attitude.