A special Kabuki performance showcasing the collaboration of actor Nakamura Shido and popular virtual diva Hatsune Miku will be streamed online from Monday in 11 countries including France, the United States and India.

The "Cho Kabuki" (super Kabuki) program, featuring advanced visual effect technologies, is aimed at gaining a wider audience for the traditional form of Japanese theater, operator Shochiku Co. said.

Supplied promotional photo shows actor Nakamura Shido (R) and virtual singer Hatsune Miku whose "Cho Kabuki" performance will be streamed online overseas. (Photo courtesy of Shochiku Co.)(Photo use permitted only for the story concerned)(No trimming allowed)(Kyodo)

The paid service will be also available in Britain, Germany, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, the Netherlands and the Philippines through Sept. 26.

Miku, Shido and other actors took the stage this month in Kyoto. Shochiku will offer the recorded version of their performance on Sept. 12 with English subtitles for audiences overseas via the event streaming platform Zaiko at a price of 3,000 yen ($27) plus tax.

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