Butterfly Lands On Flautist’s Face, Video Spreads Online

Japanese flautist Oda Yukie plays with a butterfly between her brows

Japanese flautist Oda Yukie is experiencing new-found fame after videos of her performance at a competition in Denmark are spreading online.

Although Oda’s flute-playing in the video is spectacular, netizens have been drawn to the video by the butterfly that landed between her eyebrows as she played. The butterfly accompanied Oda for around a minute, before flying off.

To her credit, Oda managed to focus on the music, and eventually took second prize in the competition.

From Fuji News Network:

Butterfly Lands On Face Of Flautist Oda Yukie During Flute Performance, Oda Stays Steady To Take Second Prize

A black butterfly stops on a flautist’s head. This is something that happened to Fukuoka Prefecture native Oda Yukie during a performance on September 15, in the preliminary round for an international competition being held in Denmark.

The butterfly stopped between Oda’s eyebrows for around one minute, but Oda did not budge at this unforeseen event, and boldly carried out her performance until the end of the piece with deep expressiveness.

Oda passed the preliminaries, and at the final, held on September 20, Oda dazzled to take second prize.

From YouTube:

Comments from 2ch.net:


So tough ww


[email protected] the butterfly w


What the hell w
Feel so sorry for the woman w


Must have been so difficult to concentrate.


Isn’t that a moth?

フロントネックロック(東京都)@\(^o^)/:[in response to above]

I’m no butterfly expert, but that’s a butterfly, right?


It would have been better if the butterfly had stopped on her head as though it were an ornamental hairpin or something w


Good job it wasn’t one of the ones that look like Mothra.

トペ コンヒーロ(WiMAX)@\(^o^)/:

Hmmm, maybe the flautist herself didn’t realise that it was a butterfly at the time.
Or maybe she thought “Damn, that’s a huge butterfly” and just carried on playing anyway.


Whenever you Google Oda Yukie, for the rest of her life this picture is going to come up…


I think that this is just amazing. Had it been me, I’d have made a strange sound.


After the performance she batted it away.


She’s simply one of those people who is immune to bugs.


That butterfly is way bigger than I’d thought.


How did it get indoors?


Competition judge: “I can’t focus on the sound…”

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