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The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (東京フィルハーモニー交響楽団, Tōkyō firuhāmonī kōkyō gakudan) is recognized as the oldest symphony orchestra in Japan. [1] It was founded in 1911 and debuted at the original Matsuzakaya store in Nagoya as the Itō Textiles Shop Youth Band (いとう呉服店少年音楽隊, Itō gofukuten shōnen ongakutai). It relocated to Tokyo in 1938. As of 2005, it has 166 members.


The orchestra plays frequently at Tokyo Opera City in Shinjuku, Orchard Hall, part of the Bunkamura (文化村) shopping and entertainment complex in Shibuya, and Suntory Hall in Akasaka, Tokyo. [2]


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