Japan’s ancient Kabuki tradition met modern Japanese pop culture last year, as the virtual diva herself, Hatsune Miku, tried her hand at Kabuki. During last year’s Nico Nico Choukaigi event, Miku appeared alongside acclaimed Kabuki actor, Shidou Nakamura. Titled “Cho Kabuki Hanakurabe Senbon Zakura”, a new official video of their performance has now surfaced online:

The video actually promotes the Blu-ray/DVD release of her first Kabuki performance. Here’s how it’s officially described:

An unprecedented and spectaclar show which combines Japanese tradition and advanced technology

to bring together popular Kabuki actor Shidou Nakamura and the virtural diva Hatsune Miku. Cho Kabuki

Hana Kurabe Senbon Zakura is a fushion of the popular vocaloid song Senbonzakura and Kabuki’s

‘Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees’.”

The performance has been well-received by fans, and they will be releasing its home video version on June 28. Miku and Nakamura also teamed up this year for Nico Nico Choukaigi for yet another Kabuki show.

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