- In this Japanese name, the family name is Tokugawa.
Tokugawa Yoshimune (徳川 吉宗 Tokugawa Yoshimune, November 27, 1684-July 12, 1751) was a Japanese shogun of the Edo period. His ruled started in 1716 and ended in 1745.
Yoshimune was the son of Tokugawa Mitsusada, the grandson of Tokugawa Yorinobu, and the great-grandson of Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Yoshimune was the eighth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate.
Yoshimune's government worked to control the price of rice. This earned him the nickname "Rice Shogun" or "Shogun of Rice" (kome-shōgun).