From: Easy Going Scans
In the eleventh year of the Meiji era carrying swords was forbidden by the government and those known as samurai were slowly fading away. However there were plenty that didnt like those changes taking place in Japan and inevitably the crime rates increased. Japans only resolve was an inescapable lake prison. While the prison had no other way to access it but only through water, the 3 boys of the Kumo family were assigned to transport the criminals to their new home. Although... is that the only thing they were doing...?