This is a traditional Japanese game originally produced during the Edo Period (between 1603 and 1868). As with other E-sugoroku games, the original designers' and illustrators' names are lost to history.
This version is themed on the Buddhist tradition of re-incarnation. The players are human souls, wandering through the many Hells, gradually gaining enlightenment through training and meditation, to finally ascend to the place of a Buddha. Game-play is similar to Snakes And Ladders, as the players roll dice (in this edition labelled in Chinese for the numbers 1 to 6).
This edition has been produced by 望月哲史 (Satoshi Mochizuki) for Plenluno (プレンルーノ) and uses the classic artwork and language of the "Sugoroku Ruiju" game held in the collection of the National Museum of Japan in Tokyo, but also updated into modern language. The game is produced as a large sheet poster, with additional playing pieces, and is available at Spiel 2016.
The game is played by 1 to 8 players, aged from 5+ years and takes around 20 minutes to finish. It's a roll-and-move racing game using dice, with mythological and educational themes.