The nativity scene, ranch-style

Commissioned by Atherton Richards as a tribute to Ronald “Pono” von Holt, “Nativity at the Ranch” is a fresco by renowned artist Jean Charlot that hangs in the chapel at Kahua Ranch. (GEORGE FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

WAIMEA — Nativity scenes at Christmas are commonplace throughout the Christian world. In the Kohala Mountains, there’s one that’s particularly unique.