Art Plaques on a building in Chinatown

I’m not a student of art history, so I may be (and probably am) completely wrong about this. The style may be Chinese Tang Dynasty work, but it also reminds me quite a bit of Japanese art from the Edo period. The subject of each is one person playing a musical instrument, and another person engaged in some other activity.
flute chinese art plaque
These metal plaques are mounted several floors above the ground and provide a nice embellishment to an otherwise unattractive building. Size of each is approx. 5′ high by 4′ wide.
musician art plaque chinatown boston

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Xiangqi

Just a few steps away from the Chinatown Gate on Beach Street, there is a little outdoor court with about a dozen tables where local residents and visitors meet to play Xiangqi (Chinese Chess) when the weather is nice.
old men playing Xiangqi in Boston's Chinatown

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