A Japanese man has married his virtual reality hologram this month during a ceremony in Tokyo.
Akihiko Kondo, 35, spent about $10,000 on a formal ceremony at a Tokyo hall to Hatsune Miku, an animated 16-year-old hologram.
Mr Kondo's mother, along with all of is relatives, refused an invitation to her only son's wedding.
Around 40 guests watched as he tied the knot with Miku, present in the form of a cat-sized stuffed doll.
Since March, Mr Kondo has been living with a moving, talking hologram of Miku that floats in a $2,800 desktop device.
He sleeps alongside the doll version of her that attended the wedding, complete with a wedding ring that fits around her left wrist.