People bring a small towel into the bath area for this purpose.The towel has been used to wash and shouldn't enter the bath water.
Japan has hundreds of widely observed traditions associated with ceremonies, rituals, holidays, celebrations, business and life in general. Others are associated with etiquette, politeness, religion or old superstitions.
Bonenkai are Japanese office parties held in December.
Sumo wrestlers purify the ring when they enter by tossing salt up in the air.
Some wrestlers are particularly good at making a show of this by tossing the salt dramatically towards the ceiling.
Much like bread, it's rare to meet someone who doesn't like mochi.
Ehomaki are a Setsubun tradition that involves eating an entire uncut roll of sushi while facing a lucky direction that changes each year.
There are long queues at every KFC in the country on this day.
Naturally, KFC encourages this with intensive marketing and Christmas themed sets.
This is a predicament because there's often no place to put the towels.
The traditional solution is to put it on your head.