• DCTO: Jibun Project Logo
  • CHOCOLATE SOOP is proud to introduce its collectible vinyl art figure designed byDacosta Bayley based on the ancient Japanese legend of Daruma, a 5th centurymonk and the founder of Zen Buddhism.
    DCTO: Jibun Project (Dreams Come True Object: My Project ) is a moderninterpretation of an ancient Japanese Zen doll known as a Daruma doll. Thiscuriously limbless, traditionally red-cloaked figure with unpainted eyes is used forpersonal dedication to a new venture such as starting a business, beginning a newpath in life, or given as a gift for celebrations like New Years, weddings andbirthdays. Painting in DCTO’s left eye shows commitment to a goal; once the goalis achieved, you then paint in DCTO’s right eye.
    DCTO (‘dik-toe’) is designed to right itself when it is knocked over, reflecting theJapanese saying, ‘Nanakorobi yaoki’, "Fall 7 times, rise 8 times”. This reminds usthat no matter the number of times we may stumble, those with a persistent heartwill rise again to achieve their goals, symbolizing relentless dedication and anundaunted spirit.
    In a modern, fast-paced world that is becoming increasingly virtual and complex,the DCTO: Jibun Project is a simple, tangible focus point on which to anchor one’sdreams and aspirations…

    DCTO is made of ATBC (phthalate free vinyl)Sits 18cm / 7inches tall by 16cm / 6.25inches wideWeight approx: 0.65kg / 1.43lbs (bottom weighted)Available in 3 traditional ‘Ritual Brush’ colourways
    +2 rare variants.


  • The standard 3 colours
  • 3D renders of the packaging design
  • Temple Red
  • Emperor's Yellow
  • Sumi-e Black
  • Sakura Pink
  • Stone Garden Grey
  • The DCTO concept on KANIZA figure artist series from ToyQube. Entitled "Wish Kidd" shown here with a limited edition Gicleé diptych print.