Lemnos Inc. began in 1947 casting Buddhist altar fittings. They began producing clocks in the 80s, changing the company name to Lemnos in 1997 (after the Greek island, home of the god of craftsmen Hephaistus).
In 2000, founder Takata Hiroshi met respected designer Watanabe Riki through Yamamoto Akira. Both designers have since designed clocks for the company, with the RIKI clock becoming their signature product. They are now known around the world for quality craftsmanship and beautiful design.