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BRUSH UP: Tokyo Art Beat covers over 500 venues

When Paul Baron first moved to Tokyo from London, he found it hard to keep up with the Japanese capital's prolific art scene. Language barriers and a lack[an error occurred while processing this directive] of timely information meant that the recent art-school graduate was always hearing about exhibitions he wanted to see the day after they closed. So Baron teamed up with a couple of friends two years ago and launched tokyoartbeat.com — a bilingual website listing shows at over 500 Tokyo galleries and museums.

Exhibitions are organized by location, popularity, genre and other handy categories, but one of...

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