雲水 – help much appreciated _/|\_

Unsui gear

My ? is getting a more specific and more formal goal than just sustaining life: becoming an 雲水 ?. I want to follow the path of the clergy. I need to follow the religious path. Becoming an Unsui however will take some time. In this case a good thing, because besides preparing myself mentally and physically for ‘the job’, I need time to gather my gear.

What I need to have

It’s quite a list of stuff that makes up the formal gear of an Unsui:

  • white underwear (juban and pants; light weight cotton);
  • light gray kimono with obi (light weight cotton);
  • winter koromo (black linen);
  • summer koromo (black poly gauze);
  • shiken (koromo belt);
  • kesa (black with black tassels);
  • samu-gi (working cloths; dark blue denim);
  • waraji (grass rope sandals);
  • zagu (bowing mat);
  • jihatsu (set of bowls), cloth and utinsels;
  • takahatsu outfit (at least the ryuajiro – the wide bamboo hat, and the bag hanging from the neck during alms rounds).

What I have

I have the white underwear, a white kimono with obi, several sets of samu-gi (although they are black) and the jihatsu. I can make my own waraji. The rest I will need to collect or buy.

My request

If you have any of the above items and can part from them, would you please consider giving them to me? I would deeply appreciate the gesture.

And if you have no such things, but still want to help me collect my gear, would you please consider a donation of money? I will be grateful with every penny that helps me buy what I cannot get otherwise. Please use Paypal: Unsui Gear for your kind donation.

NEGAWAKUWA KONO KUDOKU
O MOTTE AMANEKU ISSAI NI OYOBOSHI,
WARERA TO SHUJO TO MINA TOMO NI
BUTSUDO O JOZEN KOTO O

JI HO SAN SHI I SHI FU
SHI SON BU SA MO KO SA
MOKO HO JA HO RO MI

It’s time to get serious about a few things. I’ll keep you all posted on developments.


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