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nine-panel robe (kujōe 九條衣)

A type of kesa; a pieced robe (kassetsue 割截衣) with two long and one short piece of cloth (usually silk) in each of its nine panels. Also called the sōgyari robe, it is one of the three robes that Soto monks are supposed to receive upon ordination, in accordance with Chinese translations of the Indian Vinaya. →"sōgyari robe," "three robes."