Kojiki-Den [古事記傅] volume 1, Explanation by Itwse (003)
A person having a doubt about this explanation asked me a question, “the reason that Syoki was edited though it just completed the editing of Kojiki, is that Kojiki has errors, isn’t it?”
I said that “No, it’s not so.
The reson why, thouh Kojiki was available at that time, the imperial court ordered them to edit Syoki, is that, because the imperial court had very prefered the studies of Chinese knowledge around that time, they felt that the records had not be enough the respectable looks and short to compare the records of China, so they would order it to edit it that have added things, periods for edited and impressions like Chinese, with Chinese language, to edit the records having the respectable looks just like Chinese recoreds.
Well, if I closely say its origin, the origin in Syoku-Nihongi, that is, ‘first, it ordered Kawasima-No-Miko and other menbers to edit Teiki, as mentioned above, and then also it gave Ki-No-Asomi-Kiyohito and Miyake-No-Omi-Hujimalo the imperial edict, and had them to edit Kokushi in 714 A.D. (Wado 7 in Japanese calendar).’
The editing by Kawashima-No-Miko among these two was begun to preform in the same period, when there was the imperial palace on ‘Kiyomihara’, same as Kojiki was begun to. However it is difficult to decide whether the beginning to edit Kojiki is before Teiki, or after, if Teiki begun to edit before Kojiki, but because it is written on the introduction of Kojiki, that is, ‘the records of Teiki that given from the possessions of many families are already not fully ture and included many fallacy’, in that state, the editing for Syoki would not be fully ture and would be included many fallacy.