東アジアの思想と構造 文部科学省グローバルCOEプログラム 関西大学文化交渉学教育研究拠点 In this paper, I consider about the thought and business of Honda Masazane who founded the silk industry in Kanazawa, in order to understand the personality of businessmen from Hakuen-Shoin. I take up his biography named "Danshaku-Honda-Masazane-Den". As a result of this study, I found that he was inclined toward Buddhism after he graduated from Hakuen-Shoin. But, I think that he upheld the practical aspects of Confucianism. Also, I noticed that Sumitomo's managers participated in the Zen group to which he belonged at that time.