Kojiki-Den [古事記傅] volume 1, Explanation by Itwse (001)
“Commentary on the Kojiki” Volume 1
※ “Kojiki” is also called “Hurukoto-bumi”, Kojiki’s both names mean “The Record of Ancient Matters.”
Written by Motoöri Norinaga
The General Introduction Of Old Records
When did we have a record about the old things in the previous periods?
If we focus the statement, “In Autumn, August 403 A.D., for the first time, clerks were appointed to record the traditions in each provinces” in the section of Richu-Tennou in “Syoki (it means Nihon-Syoki: hereinafter, it will be written so, through this series.)”, we can find that Our Imperial Court have already carried out to write a record, before this record.
Although it had covered the things of that time, but I don’t know if it had covered something in past period. However, because it had been recorded the things in that time, the editor would need to directly record also the past time things that were handed down, from the records as many as possible. Therefore, such the records must existed from that time.
※ The latter, “根” in “如何有希む知根止”, perhaps looks like “流”. That may be misscopying.
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