What on Earth is an Onsen Towel I hear you ask? Well its a towel used by Japanese as part of the washing etiquette at a hot spring bath or Onsen.
And what has this got to do with Moonbase Central? Well its perhaps the strangest link to SpaceX toys we've ever covered. Rather than me getting into a lather, why don't I just throw in the towel and show you!
Yes, this Onsen towel features no less than our good friend the MEV2 from the SpaceX range of toys and looks susoiciously like the illustration done originally by Ed Valigursky.
Now safely in the Moonbase collection, thanks to some fancy towel work by Terry H, it is the weirdest addition to my SpaceX/ SWORD display by far beating the Apollo Saturn cookie cutter by a mile!
For more information about Onsen bathing then please dip your toes in here: Onsen Basics. As the site says, most Onsen users prefer to keep their towels on their heads whilst bathing!