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The Summer Pavilion

Azumaya Tramore japanese

This beautiful wooden pavilion is quite unique. This style of garden building is known in Japan as an azumaya, or summer pavilion. It has been placed here to enable visitors to look over a rectangular pond, which is bordered by agapanthus, camellia, enkianthus and other species.

This building style is reminiscent of the azumaya at Karatsu Castle in Kyushu, Japan. It was designed and built entirely in Ireland and constructed by our own carpenters on site. This is an authentic Japanese structure in every way. The frame is made entirely of wood (Douglas Fir and Cedar Wood).

Because it is situated at a lower level on this steeply sloping site, the intricate roof details are clearly visible from the upper approach, and from the central lawn. Inside the azumaya, you will experience first-hand the intricacy of the design. The aspects on all four sides are beautifully framed in douglas fir. The roof is cedar. The azumaya was completed in 2018 and the space has quickly become one of the garden highlights, and a favoured location for weddings and special family occasions.