Born in August 1985, near the Japanese Alps. Degreed with Bachelor of Music in Percussion, Piano performance and Music Theory from University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Namikawa has always been attracted to the contemporary arts of all kinds. Upon her graduation, she returned to Japan and started to work at ST spot as well as International Festival OKINWA for Young Audiences, where she met her better-half. Currently, Namikawa enjoys living in Italy with her beloved daughter and a small yard where she grows vegetables. She often performs with her partner’s company for young audiences Teatro all’improvviso as a musician. In parallel to that, as a freelance international coordinator, she aims to become a bridge between Japan and Italy, Asia and Europe, or arts and everyday life.