The Making of 'The Lost Textile of Ryukyu': In Conversation with Director Tsuchie Makiko and Textile Designer Sudō Reiko

Get a behind-the-scenes insight into the filming of the documentary The Lost Textile of Ryukyu in a special online conversation featuring its director, the award-winning Tsuchie Makiko, and presenter, leading textile designer Sudō Reiko.

The documentary takes viewers on a journey through Japan’s southern prefecture of Okinawa, in a search for the secrets of an elusive fabric called ton-byan

Director Tsuchie Makiko has sought to shine a spotlight on this forgotten textile since she first heard about it 20 years ago, and the fabric has long held a fascination for textile designer Sudō Reiko. During the event they discussed what drew them to the topic and their experiences and challenges in making the documentary which was filmed in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.