Sachiko Yoshihara is a graduate of Tokyo University of the Arts, the NHK Academy for Japanese Traditional Music, and the Contemporary Hōgaku Research Center which awarded her the Hōgaku Educator’s Prize in 2002. Her other awards include prizes in the National Kenjun Koto Competition, the National Hōgaku Competition, and the NHK Hōgaku Audition.

Currently she teaches at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Kumamoto University, Hirosaki University. She gives frequent lectures and workshops on hōgaku and sankyoku, and several of her performances are featured online through Senzoku Gakuen’s Digital Library at: www.senzoku-online.jp/TMDL/j/01-koto.html