Sawa was born as a family member that has being running a Japanese public SENTO bath in Nagoya for over 135 years. She attended NIS (Nagoya International School) from the ages of 4 to 7. Her Father’s love of chanson and canzone music piqued her interest from a young age, instilling a love of music in her. From the ages of 16 to 17 she received schooling in Virginia. While she was there, she had her first experience singing for a live audience at a culture festival. Even though the songs were in Japanese, many in the crowd were singing the chorus by the end of a song. At that moment, she got more interested in the power of music. In 2007, SAWA made her debut as a singer and lyricist with the release of the game “The World Ends with You”, produced by Square Enix. A few years later, she worked on the soundtrack for the Japanese animation “K-ON! the movie”. Her work is not limited to anime and games, as she also sang for the popular Japanese comedians COWCOW in their series called “No Surprise Exercise”. In 2013, she succeeded in experimenting with traditional folk songs. As a member of the WA-League, she had a stage in Peru and Ecuador to celebrate the 140th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Apart from her solo works, she was a member of the Square Enix produced band project, The Death March, as well as her original band SAWAS PHOOL.