On a sunny day in the spring of 2018 The Detroit Kendo Dojo and the Great Lakes Taiko center took part in the annual Koi festival on Belle Isle Park in Detroit Michigan. Lifework was there to capture the dance of drum and sword. While this was our first experience of the world of kendo or taiko drums, we were instantly floored by the coordination of the drummers and the precision and spirit of the kendo warriors.