中野律紀 (Ritsuki Nakano), born January 19, 1975, professionally known as Rikki (リッキ), is a famous Japanese folk singer. She was born in Amami Oshima, Japan. She began to sing traditional Japanese folk music when she was four years old. Later, at the age of 15, Rikki was the youngest winner ever to win the "Grand Prix" of the Japanese traditional folk music awards (known as All Japan Minyo awards). She first performed in Tokyo, Japan, at the prestigious Festival Konda Lota in 1992.