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Minamiza TheatreAugust 8 ,2019

The August program at the Minamiza Theatre has begun!

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The popular kabuki actor, Nakamura Shidō, and the worlds' biggest virtual diva, Hatsune Miku, will appear at the Minamiza Theatre in Kyoto this August!

'Cho Kabuki' is an unprecedented and spectacular show which combines the Japanese traditional theatre form, Kabuki, with advanced ICT technology. Using the advanced technology of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Co. ("NTT"), one of the world's largest ICT companies, 'Cho Kabuki' sees the creation of a special kabuki play co-starring the popular kabuki actor, Nakamura Shidō, and the worlds' biggest virtual diva, Hatsune Miku, both of whom are currently enjoying international success!

In the regular 'Cho Kabuki' program this August, you can enjoy the new kabuki dance 'OKUNI SANZA IMAYŌ KABUKI ODORI' that will be staged for the first time at the Minamiza Theatre, as well as 'HANAKURABE SENBON ZAKURA' that was recently performed at the Niconico Chokaigi 2019 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba prefecture this April. You're sure to be thrilled when Nakamura Shidō performs one of the great spectacles of kabuki, an aerial stunt in which he will fly off from the stage!

Furthermore, in the limited version of 'Cho Kabuki' (the shorter program), you'll see a single-act show lasting approximately one-hour, performed by Sawamura Kuniya and others. This will be a great chance to experience this special kabuki performance in Kyoto without worrying about the budget.

Don't miss this brand-new kabuki, a fusion of the real and the virtual worlds, in 'Cho Kabuki' in Kyoto!

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▲From left, Sawamura Kuniya, Nakamura Chōshi
in 'CHO KABUKI NO MIKATA'.

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▲From left, Sawamura Kuniya, Nakamura Chōshi
in 'CHO KABUKI NO MIKATA'.

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▲From left, Sawamura Kuniya, Hatsune Miku,
Nakamura Shidō, Nakamura Chōshi
in 'OKUNI SANZA IMAYŌ KABUKI ODORI'.

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▲From left, Hatsune Miku, Nakamura Shidō
in 'OKUNI SANZA IMAYŌ KABUKI ODORI'.

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▲From left, Hatsune Miku, Nakamura Shidō
in ' HANAKURABE SENBON ZAKURA'.

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▲From left, Nakamura Chōshi, Nakamura Shidō (above),
Hatsune Miku (below), Sawamura Kuniya
in ' HANAKURABE SENBON ZAKURA '.

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▲From left, Hatsune Miku, Nakamura Shidō. From right Sawamura Kuniya in 'HANAKURABE SENBON ZAKURA'.

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▲From left, Hatsune Miku, Nakamura Shidō
in 'HANAKURABE SENBON ZAKURA'Limited Version.

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▲Sawamura Kuniya (above),Nakamura Shiichi (below)
in 'HANAKURABE SENBON ZAKURA' Limited Version.

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▲From left, Hatsune Miku, Sawamura Kuniya, ,
Nakamura Shiichi, Nakamura Chōshi
in 'HANAKURABE SENBON ZAKURA'Limited Version.