I can't say I really get everything Yasunari Kawabata describes in this book. But I like the scene that he describes the moth. Those moths die and some of them are stuck on the screen. Shimamura picks the dead moths up and throw them out of the window. Is there a sense of ephemeral? Those things won't last a long time. It's just a short term from moths' birth and dead. Most of the beautiful things obtain this kind of ephemeral, for example, Sakura, Hanabi, and also love. It might be the same for the love described in this book. What's the relationship between Komako, Yoko, and also Yukio? The ephemeral of Yukio's life shuts down the misery as well as the love. Ephemeral things always bring up two sides, beauty and sorrow. They come together. When the beautiful things end, sorrow will come up to lament the loss of the beauty. The love between Shimamura and Komako is somehow in vain. She knows that he will definitely leave after all. Then her love towards him will just be wasted. But the short term of love also makes it beautiful so as to make people addicted to it. On the other hand, the contrast of the charming of love and the fatal of the fading of the love make it further more beautiful and attractive. This is as well the charming of ephemerality.