Nakamura is  a native Japanese from the Shikoku region in the southern part of Japan. She studied ceramics at Joshibi University of Art and Design in Kanagawa, Japan and University of Washington in Seattle, USA. She approaches ceramics as part of a multidisciplinary practice that integrates ceramic processes with sculpture, digital media, design, and architecture.  In 2017 she drew her 23 years of art production activity in Seattle to a close and moved her base to London.