Aizen (Passion) by Kawabata Ryūshi
Aizen is one of the Buddhist terms for lust, which is even more obsessive than passion.
The mandarin duck is a symbol of a good marriage in Japan and is often used as a subject for Japanese paintings. Therefore, the male and female birds are usually placed side by side in a friendly manner. In this work by Kawabata Ryūshi, however, the two birds swim in completely different directions.