Kojiki-Den [古事記傅] volume 1, Explanation by Itwse (008)
Hence, it must have been becoming to appear in records, especially, Shyokki.
After that, the thinking showed above became to be believed, and persons reading that record are to be small number, and most of scholars in many periods for today finally decided what this is not a correct style of national records, and think it as unimportant. That have been very sad.
Since there was not national records in the first place of our Empire, the judgement which a record has a correct style, must be to prefer the style like a Chinese.
In the thinking without fawning on China, is there a probrem, if it is not similar to the Chinese one?
A manner in the present time, what judges good or not good based on Chinese as standard, has been just unwise.
Dear my master Okabe (Agatanushi, Kamo-No-Mabuchi), leaded to Kogaku with a permission given by the branch of Empire in eastern Japan. By that work, thus, so muny persons have realized that the spirits of Chinese literature are bery evil and have been realizing this record as important. That is a incomparable work in the way of study from ancient times.
I also have realized the meaning, and been being gradually to realize that Chinese sprits are evil, then I have found closely the trues in ancient times, hence I decide this record as the highest in existence, and I say Syoki as the second.