Dongo is inspired by surrealist artist Rene Margritte whose studio was called Dongo.
The sofubi was managed by artist Yukinori Dehara and made in a small factory in Japan. The original painting of Dongo by Yoskay Yamamoto was used as the graphic and image for the Los Angeles International Film Festival and appeared on billboards and banners.
The original sculpture of Dongo was hand carved and the carving marks can be viewed on the sofubi itself. There are drips from the casting process which differ slightly across each figure making each piece one of a kind.