"The Weight of the Prized Artefact!" (名器 花鳥風月の重さ, Meiki, Kachōfūgetsu no Omosa) is episode 208 of the original Naruto anime.


Naruto and Kiba are ordered to escort a man named Shin'emon who is transporting a rare and valuable artefact called Kachō Fūgetsu to Habotangai. Shin'emon makes the mission almost insufferable with his pompous, overbearing attitude and his willingness to put the two in danger just to protect his own interests. Bandits steal the artefact, and when Naruto saves Shin'emon after he puts his life at risk to try to save the artefact, he teaches him that people are more valuable than possessions. It is also revealed that Shin'emon is the creator of the artefact and can easily make another.


  • The episode is also known as the Prized Artefact Escort Mission.
  • Due to an animation error, at one point in this episode Naruto's head disappears.


RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
Kiba InuzukaKosuke Toriumi鳥海 浩輔Toriumi KōsukeKyle Hebert
Fifth Hokage: TsunadeMasako Katsuki勝生 真沙子Katsuki MasakoDebi Mae West
Shin'emonKenjiro Tsuda津田 健次郎Tsuda KenjirōSam Riegel
Band of thieves: bossShiro Saito斎藤 志郎Saitō ShirōPeter Spellos
WorkerYasumichi Kushida櫛田 泰道Kushida YasumichiTony Oliver
RōninKeiichi Kuwabara桑原 敬一Kuwabara KeiichiTony Oliver
MistressWakana Sube須部 和佳奈Sube WakanaStephanie Sheh
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